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Research: Hiccups Developed to Enable Babies, Mammals to Consume More Milk

New research authored by Kingston’s Daniel Howes explains the mysterious hiccup reflex as a burping mechanism to release swallowed air; allowing young, feeding mammals to consume more milk. Researchers and Clinicians have until now had difficulty connecting the physical mechanisms of the hiccup to a feasible evolutionary advantage. “We have a lot of explanations for… Keep Reading


Government Grants Offered For Kingston Student Business Entrepreneurs

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) has announced that the “Summer Company” program is open for business. Students between the ages of 15 and 29 years old are eligible to receive grants up to $3,000 to begin their own business. This Government of Ontario sponsored program will be administered in the Kingston area by KEDCO’s… Keep Reading


Amazon Ranks Kingston Most Romantic City in Canada

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, announced its third annual ranking of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada where Kingston came in first place. The city’s rank leaped from last year’s list, where Kingston came in at #7 and Victoria BC was deemed the most romantic city for 2011. This year,… Keep Reading


City Residents Invited to Discuss John Machin Park Upgrades

The City of Kingston is currently considering improvements to John Machin Sports Fields Park that include: an artificial turf soccer field with sports lighting, a permanent park washroom building, and provisions for a potential future seasonal air-supported dome for indoor sports. 13.5 hectares in size, John Machin Sports Fields Park is located at Innovation Drive… Keep Reading


Kingston General Hospital Reports C. Difficile Outbreak

In a news release this week, Kingston General Hospital reported it is dealing with an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) within the hospital. KGH is taking all necessary precautions to manage the outbreak while following Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) guidelines and best practices. The outbreak is being contained through the use… Keep Reading


Government of Canada Recognizes Historical Significance of Cataraqui Cemetery

The Honourable Peter Kent, Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the designation of national historically significance to four communities in Canada. These new designations include recognition of the Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston as the final resting place of many prominent political, economic and social leaders, including Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John… Keep Reading


CMHC: Kingston Housing Starts Increased in Fourth Quarter 2011

According to preliminary data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), 376 total housing starts were recorded for Kingston in the fourth quarter of 2011, a significant increase from the 181 started within the same period in 2010. Single-detached housing starts were down 6% in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with a year… Keep Reading

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